Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kids, please do NOT try this at home

Here is the mashup you've been waiting for, 70 film clips of people getting drunk accompanied by a filthy song! (Please ask your folks if you can listen this song Shots by LMFAO)

Remember, I am a professional

I nearly forgot, today is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Poem in Your Pocket Day was originally initiated in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. This year I have The Good Life by Tracy K. Smith.

What poem do you have?

Each year, more than two million women and men die as a result of work-related accidents and diseases.

International Workers' Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember all of those people who have been injured or killed on the job.

April 28, 1939 -
Cecil B. DeMille
brought the Western into a new realm when Union Pacific, premiered in Omaha, Nebraska on this date.

The world premiere in Omaha, Nebraska, was a three-day celebration that drew 250,000 people, doubling the population of the city and requiring the National Guard to help keep order. The special train en route from Hollywood to Omaha, carrying Cecil B. DeMille and stars Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea, took three days and made stops along the way, drawing large crowds.

April 28, 1941 -
...I've always tried to do my very best, and I want to be the very best age, whatever age I am.

Ann-Margret Olsson, actress, singer and dancer, was born on this date.

April 28, 1965 -
Barbra Streisand's first television special, My Name is Barbra, premiered on CBS-TV, on this date.

The audience segments were filmed in a small TV studio in New York City just down the street from where Barbra Streisand was performing in Funny Girl. The audience consisted of about 200 members of Streisand's fan club.

Today in History:
April 28, 1789
In the middle of the South Pacific, the crew of the HMS Bounty, led by either Clark Gable, Marlon Brando or Mel Gibson mutinied, setting Charles Laughton, Trevor Howard or Anthony Hopkins and 18 other crewmen adrift in an open boat, so they can hang out with topless Tahitian teens.

Sometimes history is very confusing.

April 28, 1881 -
Billy the Kid escaped from a New Mexico jail, killing jailer Bob Ollinger and a fellow prisoner in the process. Billy survived for another three months before Pat Garrett finally killed him.

Somehow Bob Dylan, Paul Newman, Dracula and Jane Russell's braless bodaeous ta-tas are involved in this story

Once again, history is exceedingly confusing.

April 28, 1910
In England, Claude Grahame-White became the first person to pilot a plane at night on this date.

The landmark flight comes during the 1910 London to Manchester air race.

April 28, 1945 -
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were captured by partisan fighters and executed (castrated and hung upside down on a meat hook - well, Mussolini had his junk removed - Clara, well, she just got hung.)

Just because you can get the trains to run on time does not mean that the voters love you (it should be a motto every politician has tattooed to their ass.)

April 28, 1947 -
Sailing from Peru on the balsa-raft Kon Tiki, Thor Heyerdahl began his six-man, 101-day expedition across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.

Heyerdahl's expeditions were spectacular and caught the public imagination. Although much of his work remains unaccepted within the scientific community, Heyerdahl increased public interest in ancient history and anthropology.

April 28, 1967 -
Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the army because of religious reasons on this date, and was stripped of his boxing titles and sentenced to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for draft evasion.

The conviction was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court

And so it goes

Before You Go - (continuing with the drinking theme,) an almost unbelievable story about a guy who wanted to share a beer with his friends and the extraordinary lengths he went though to have it.

I can't believe this hasn't been made into a movie yet.

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